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    Change Turn off Display after Time in Windows 10

    Change Turn off Display after Time in Windows 10

    How to Change Turn Off Display After Time in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Performance & Maintenance
    25 Jun 2020
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Change Turn Off Display After Time in Windows 10


    You can specify how long your PC is inactive before all your connected displays turn off.

    When your display turns off, you would just need to move the mouse, touch the touchpad or touchscreen, click a mouse or touchpad button, or press a key for the display to turn back on.

    This tutorial will show you how to specify how long your PC is inactive before your display turns off automatically in Windows 10.

    If Turn off display after is set to Never, it will also prevent Console lock display off timeout from turning off the display.



    Contents

    • Option One: To Change Turn Off Display After Time in Settings
    • Option Two: To Change Turn Off Display After Time in Power Plan Settings
    • Option Three: To Change Turn Off Display After Time in Advanced Power Plan Settings
    • Option Four: To Change Turn Off Display After Time in Command Prompt






    OPTION ONE

    To Change Turn Off Display After Time in Settings


    This will change the settings in your currently selected default power plan.


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

    2 Click/tap on Power & sleep on the left side, and select how many minutes you want to turn off the display(s) under Screen on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    If you PC doesn't have battery power, then you will only see one option.

    Change Turn off Display after Time in Windows 10-turn_off_display_settings.jpg

    3 When finished, you can close Settings if you like.






    OPTION TWO

    To Change Turn Off Display After Time in Power Plan Settings


    1 Open your power plan settings.

    2 To the right of Turn off the display, select how many minutes you want to turn off the display(s), and click/tap on Save changes when finished. (see screenshot below)

    If you PC doesn't have battery power, then you will only see one option.

    If you do not want your displays to turn off, then select Never.

    Change Turn off Display after Time in Windows 10-turn_off_display_plan_settings.png

    3 When finished, you can close Power Options if you like.






    OPTION THREE

    To Change Turn Off Display After Time in Advanced Power Plan Settings


    1 Open your advanced power plan settings.

    2 Scroll down and expand Display and Turn off display after. Select or enter how many minutes you want to turn off the display(s), and click/tap on OK when finished. (see screenshot below)

    If you PC doesn't have battery power, then you will only see one option.

    If you do not want your displays to turn off, then select Never.

    Change Turn off Display after Time in Windows 10-turn_off_display_advanced_power_settings.png

    3 When finished, you can close Power Options if you like.






    OPTION FOUR

    To Change Turn Off Display After Time in Command Prompt


    1 Open a command prompt.

    2 Type the command(s) below you want to use into the command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

    (On battery)
    powercfg -change -monitor-timeout-dc <minutes>

    OR

    powercfg /SETDCVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT 7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99 3c0bc021-c8a8-4e07-a973-6b14cbcb2b7e <seconds>

    AND/OR

    (Plugged in)
    powercfg -change -monitor-timeout-ac <minutes>

    OR

    powercfg /SETACVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT 7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99 3c0bc021-c8a8-4e07-a973-6b14cbcb2b7e <seconds>

    Substitute <minutes> in the commands above with how many minutes you want to turn off display after.

    Substitute <seconds> in the commands above with how many seconds you want to turn off display after.

    Using 0 (zero) minutes or seconds will be the same as "Never".

    Change Turn off Display after Time in Windows 10-turn_off_display_after_command-dc.png
    Change Turn off Display after Time in Windows 10-turn_off_display_after_command-ac.png


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 193
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       #1

    Does automatic turn-off cause some event to be logged? I wish to use such event to trigger a task.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 59,375
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #2

    Hello @thename,

    I'm not sure about an event log, but you might take a look at this below to see if it may help any.

    c# How to get the events when the screen/display goes to power OFF or ON? - Stack Overflow
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  3. Posts : 193
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       #3

    Those guys did not get anywhere.
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